Norway: Ranked 30th in Smartest Countries in 2023

Norway, with its impressive commitment to education and innovation, ranks 30th in the list of the world's smartest countries in 2023, boasting an average IQ of 97.1.

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Understanding Norway's Ranking

Genetic Factors: Research underscores the significance of hereditary traits in influencing Norway's intellectual capacity. These genetic factors offer insights into the country's cognitive strengths.1

Education: Norway’s educational achievements, underpinned by its population's innate intelligence, are a testament to the effective fusion of genetics and learning environment. This synergy fosters a culture of high academic standards and achievements.2

Economy: The cornerstone of Norway’s economic prowess lies in its rich natural resources, especially in the petroleum and natural gas sectors. Coupled with a strategic approach to innovation and sustainable development, these resources form the backbone of the nation's thriving economy. The commitment to renewable energy and environmental conservation also plays a pivotal role in shaping a sustainable and resilient economic future for Norway.3

References

  1. Plomin, R., von Stumm, S. The new genetics of intelligence. Nat Rev Genet 19, 148–159 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/nrg.2017.104.
  2. Okbay, A., Wu, Y., Wang, N. et al. Polygenic prediction of educational attainment within and between families from genome-wide association analyses in 3 million individuals. Nat Genet 54, 437–449 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41588-022-01016-z.
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